As we enter the final stretch of the year, the holiday season brings its unique blend of joy, excitement, and, let’s face it, a bit of chaos. Amidst the festive whirlwind, it’s easy for our fitness and nutrition routines to take a back seat. However, December presents a golden opportunity to maintain and even strengthen our habits, ensuring we step into the new year not just revitalized but also proud of the consistency and resilience we’ve shown. Let’s explore how you can keep your fitness and nutrition goals on track with ResoluteFIT’s practical strategies.
1. Reflect on Your Why
Revisit the reasons why you started your fitness journey. Whether it’s for health, increased strength, stress relief, or personal accomplishment, remembering your “why” can reignite motivation and help you stay focused through the busy days.
2. Schedule Your Workouts
Your calendar might be filling up, but that doesn’t mean your workouts should disappear. Treat your exercise sessions like any other important appointment. Schedule them in and honor that commitment. Remember, ResoluteFIT is here with flexible class and session times to accommodate your holiday plans.
3. Embrace Short and Effective Workouts
If your regular workouts are hard to manage, remember that shorter sessions are better than none. High-Intensity Interval Training (CrossFit), quick runs, or even brisk walks can be highly effective. The key is to keep moving. If you like the accountability and direction a Coach provides, we offer 30-minute personal and small group training sessions for a quick in-and-out while still getting a great workout.
4. Smart Eating, Not Restrictive Eating
The holiday season is synonymous with tempting treats. Instead of imposing strict restrictions, focus on balance. Enjoy your holiday favorites in moderation and make sure to include plenty of nutrient-rich foods in your meals.
5. Stay Hydrated
With colder weather and busy schedules, it’s easy to forget about hydration. Keep a water bottle handy and ensure you’re drinking enough throughout the day. Staying hydrated helps with energy levels, appetite control, and overall health. Goal is half of your bodyweight in ounces. So a 200lb person needs 100oz of water, minimum. Also recommending adding some electrolytes throughout the day.
6. Prioritize Sleep and Recovery
Amidst the holiday rush, adequate sleep can greatly influence your fitness and nutrition habits. Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep to keep your energy levels up and cravings in check. Remember sleep is when your body resets its hormones and rebuilds muscle. Critical to healthy living!
7. Find a Fitness Buddy
Accountability can be a powerful tool. Partner up with a friend or family member, or connect with the ResoluteFIT community. Having someone to share the journey with can make staying on track more enjoyable and feasible.
8. Focus on the Positives
Instead of dwelling on the occasional slip-up or missed workout, focus on the positives. Celebrate the workouts you do complete and the healthy choices you make. A positive mindset can be incredibly motivating.
9. Plan Ahead for Challenges
Anticipate potential hurdles – like office parties or family gatherings – and plan accordingly. Decide in advance how you’ll approach these situations in a way that aligns with your goals. If you’d like some extra accountability from ResoluteFIT, we can text you to help ensure you get your workouts in!
10. Embrace the Spirit of the Season
Finally, let the joy and spirit of the season uplift you. Use this time to reflect on your achievements throughout the year and set intentions for the year ahead.
As we navigate the final month of the year, remember that maintaining fitness and nutrition habits is not just about physical health but also about nurturing resilience and a positive mindset. With these tips from ResoluteFIT, you can enjoy the holidays while staying true to your wellness goals. Let’s end the year strong and usher in a new year with health, happiness, and an unwavering commitment to our wellbeing.